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Travel Guide for Germany:Berlin:Berlin

Here you will find travel information and insider tips about Germany:Berlin:Berlin that has been cooperatively contributed by other friendly Hospitality Club members. Please become active as well, and share your vast budget travel and backpacking knowledge with other members and the internet community - it is very easy to edit any information here (more info in the Help File). We hope that these Travel Guides will quickly become a great and fun resource. If you want to print this guide out to take with you, we have prepared this Printer Friendly Travel Guide for you. Enjoy!
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Basic Facts

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Please have a look of the official Berlin Tourist Information:
Population: 3,5 Mio
Altitude: not very high
Telephone Code: 0049-(0)30
City Name in other languages: Berlín [cs, es, sk], Berlino [eo, it], Berolinum [la], Berlini [sq], Berlynas [lt], Berliin [et], Berliini [fi], Berlîne [lv], Berlim [pt] Berlijn [NL]

Attractions and Things to See and Do

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Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Unter den Linden, Museum of German History, Berlin Dom, former "Palace of the Republic", Alexanderplatz, Hackescher Markt, Hackesche Höfe, Anne Frank Zentrum, Oranienburger Strasse, Synagoge (Centrum Judaecum), Tacheles, Gendarmenmarkt, Friedrichstrasse, Checkpoint Charly (Wall-Museum), Museumsinsel with the Pergamonmuseum and others, Siegessäule, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Kanzleramt, Lehrter Bahnhof (New Berlin Main Station),Olympic Stadium,Olympic Village from ... more


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Simple JPG-Map: Interactive JAVA-based city map:

Off the Beaten Path and Insider Tips

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Have a look in the different quarters, especially in Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, where "normal" and alternative life pulses. In Mitte, you find politics, lobbyism, tourism and expensive life.
Enjoy the flea market every sunday at the Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain and stop for a coffee in the Simon-Dach-Street and simply watch urban life or enjoy your 5 o´clock drink in one of the coffee bars at the Paul-Lincke-Ufer (riverside) in Kreuzberg.
If you're interested ... more

Suggested Itineraries and Walking Tours

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Mitte around the places mentioned above as Friedrichstrasse, Unter den Linden, Oranienburger Strasse, Rosenthaler Strasse, Hackescher Markt, Torstrasse,...
Kreuzberg Oranienstrasse, Lausitzer Platz, Heinrichplatz, Paul-Linke-Ufer, Schlesische Strasse, Schlesisches Tor, Oberbaumbrücke, Bergmannstrasse, Marheinekeplatz,...,
Neukölln Hermannplatz, Sonnenallee, Karl-Marx-Strasse, Richardplatz, Maybachufer (with Turkish Markets on Tuesdays and Fridays), Kottbusser Dam ... more


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Getting there and away
TRAIN: (German Railway); PLANE: there are 3 airports:; CAR: or HITCHHIKING, CYCLING, WALKING
Getting around (public transportation); offers route planning (you can e.g. enter two streets and it shows you the best means of transportation to get ther).

If you are already in Europe please check out these links in order to get cheap flight tickets to Berl ... more


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If you do not want to stay with other HC members, or noone is available, here is what other members suggest. Hostels Hotels Camping Other Options

Berlin has so many members, shame on you and them if you don't find accomodation! No hostels needed anymore in this city!

Food and Drinks and Local Specialties

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Restaurants, Supermarkets, Street Food, Local Specialties ...
Best pizza in town is served in "Il Casolare". Always crowded but cozy place in anarchist style, near U-Kottbusser Tor, Grimmstraße 30. Better reserve a table in advance, Tel: 69506610.
has a new much larger branch in Prenzlauer Berg at Senefelder Platz which also always relly crowded
Cafe Morgenrot Veg(etari)an breakfast until 3 pm tue-sun. Alternative, anarchist place, Kastani ... more

Money and Costs

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Exchanging Money, Costs...
As soon as you've got a bankcard you'll find a suitable ATM at every corner. Changing money works fine in every bigger train-station (but be prepared for evil fees!).
The living-costs are one of the cheapest in Germany - you find a Kebap for not more than 2EUR (in some districts 1.50EUR) and a beer in a pub from 2EUR - Just to mention the most important ;-)

Post and Communications and Internet

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Post, Telephone, Fax, Internet Access ... There's an extremely cheap (0,50 € per hour) internet café in Berlin-Kreuzberg. It's near U-Kottbusser Tor, Adalbertstr. 19.

Cheap Internet Cafes are all over the City of Berlin. There are "Call-Centers" or "Telephone Shops" in quarters where much imigants live (Neukölln, Kreuzberg, Wedding - even Friedrichshain) - there you can call for less money to all over the world.

Nightlife and Entertainment

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Bars, Cafes, Discos, Cinemas...
You may have a look in the City-Magazines Zitty or Tip to find some Parties, Discos or Concerts.

The Querilla-team makes the best underground parties in Berlin. Hard to find, low budget and on extremely cool places. have a look at their website, the parties will be announced there. I like the SO36, ... more

Hospitals and Doctors

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use to find hospitals (Krankenhaus) all over Germany

Visa and Documents and Embassies

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a list of embassies in Berlin is linked here

Questions and Answers or Forum

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Hi,everybody from Berlin :) I need your help, we are planning go to Berlin in vacation from 29of august to 3of septemberand i want to know about apartments.Maybe U can help me?We 3friends and one children want rent a apartments in your city.We stay 5nights,where I can find apartments and how the price of apartments in your city? Maybe u can offer apartments for normal price. Thanks, have a nice day:) Marita

Hospitality Club Meetings

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Here you can include photos that are hosted somewhere on the internet. As with maps, you have to make sure that it is ok for us to use the photos here (so they should be either your photos, or you should ask the owner), and that it is allright to call them up from here. Pergamonmuseum on the ... more


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Tourist Publications, Newspapers, Radio and TV, Magazines ...

Volunteer Opportunities and Work

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Organized Tours

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If you're a real shopping-addict, you should get the free shopping guide for Berlin, released every season and available at most smaller stores all over the city.
faster pussycat! (Mehringdamm 55) COOL shop. More likely to be hip and trendy, but a bit over-the-edge clothing and furniture. Besides some common brands they are selling some stash made by SkunkFunk... Sometimes they got sales, so it's al ... more

Books and Further Reading

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Guidebooks, Travel, History and Politics
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Other Information

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Could not fit it into any of the categories above? Put it here...:-) For women there is a great place to go for a relaxing day: The Turkish Bath Hamam, at Mariannenstr. 6 in Kreuzberg. The building is exclusively for women. After you had your bath, maybe a massage, peeling or what ever - go have a nice tea at the Schokocafe upstairs. It´s perfekt after stressfull travels. There is also a turkish bath for man and women somewhere on bülow Strasse but I haven´t tried it out jet.

External Links

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Official City Website:
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